Yearly Archives: 2012

A question of identity

Christina/ December 1, 2012/ Ideas of philosophy

Allowdley I was a little bit excited last thursday. What would be the outcome of the voting at the UN General Assmbly I wondered. In preparation of that voting I was happy to learn that brave European countries such as Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Luxemburg, Norway and Denmark declared to support the Palastinian suit. In my mind those

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time out

Christina/ November 30, 2012/ Culture

During a culturally motivated hiking trip different things can be discovered. Things you did not necessariy have in mind from the start. It is worth to keep your eyes peeled offside the beaten tracks. Next to unintended encounters with bizarre items, such as shocking chess games or knicknacks, I retraced Lawrence Durrell’s footsteps, the author of “Bitter Lemons” and additionally

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Koynumdaki Bürokrat

Christina/ October 15, 2012/ Culture

Entitled “The paper-shuffler under my blanket” the Turkish cultural association Gökkuşağı Kulturverein presented a reading withwriter Ergün Tepecik. In cooperation with his wife Ebrun, who also appears in Tepeciks stage plays, the author recited four excerpts from this short stories. These short stories are basically about satiric prepared interactions between Turkish migrants and German bureaucrats who’s behaviour in its unlogical

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Istanbul’dan

Christina/ October 5, 2012/ Culture

Yesterday evening Brunswieck was given the chance to sniff some metropolis-carrying air: the International Theatre Workshop 2012: Turkey was opened amongst others by a concert of the band “CazYapJazz“. Offbeat of the two-week activity (04.10-21.10.2012) next to delicious fingerfood contributed by the Restaurant Troja a short speech was given by the Turkish consul general H. Avni Karslıoğlu from Hannover and

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Cairo.Open City.

Christina/ October 3, 2012/ Culture

As of late an exhibition worth seeing is shown in Brunswieck, explicitly at Hamburger Straße 267. It is called “Cairo. Open City” and deals with the role which picture recordings taken with diverse media device in the course of the Egyptian revolution played and are sitll playing. The exhibition can be called an impressive documentary of the incidents which have

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Against uncertainty

Christina/ September 30, 2012/ Culture

Entitled “Will violence also hit us?” past tuesday (25.09.2012) the Münchner Runde convened on BR (TV station). Participants in that round were minister of the interior Hans-Peter Friedrich, the “Near East Expert” Peter Scholl-Latour (meanwhile 88 years old!!) and Lamyar Kaddor, chairwoman of the Liberal-Islamic alliance. I am not quite sure whether it is really essential to give panel discussions

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„The atomic bomb is supposingly safer in Iranian than in Pakistani hands“

Christina/ September 14, 2012/ Culture

The 16th Herrenhäuser Gespräche, initiated by the VolkswagenStiftung and the radio station NDR Kultur, picked out ‚Islam today – a religion in transition‘ as a central theme. The small-sized studio of the NDR broadcasting centre located at the Rudolf-von-Benningsen-Ufer is packed. Presumably, a factor not only due to the Finger-Food-Buffet in connection with the discussion. It becomes obvious real soon

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In retrospect

Christina/ September 8, 2012/ Culture

So it happened that last week was stamped by some cinematic events which gave me food for thought. In retrospect all movies had things in common: They were about culture. They were about money. They were about power. They were about ‘walking in somebody else’s shoes’ and about understanding. First of all there was “The pig from Gaza”. What the

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Home Leave

Christina/ August 14, 2012/ Culture

Having a visitor is generally known as the best reason to get to know one’s own place better and to discover (so far) hidden action. That’s what happened last weekend, when I had a visitor from Westphalia. The sightseeing-tour starte in the city of Brunswieck, lead then to (old) Wolfsburg, went through an extensive Elm-Tour incl. a visit to the

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For crying out loud!

Christina/ August 7, 2012/ Culture

Shortly, I had the chance to pass an extended weekend in Southern Bavaria with a side trip to Austria. From the place of departure “Rott am Inn” we undertook four wonderful and amazing hillwalkings, which can also be managed by “city dwellers” like me. We undertook the following trips: the first day we climbed the Brecherspitze. The second day we

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